Serious Vulnerability Identified in WordPress Analytics Plugin

According to Sucuri, a well known security company, the WP-Slimstat (Wettable Powder Slimstat) plugin for WordPress could endanger over a million sites thanks to a security bug.

With more than 75 million users, WordPress is the most popular online publishing platform. Many important sites use WordPress due to the increased flexibility derived from the support for extensions. The huge community of developers and also the wide range of plug-ins actually gives the charm of the platform. Unfortunately, those WordPress plugins are rarely as safe as they are useful.Continue Reading

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15 Creative and Useful Tumblr Widgets to Power-up your Blog

When you think of Tumblr widgets, you may think they’re just a way to rearrange various items in your Tumblog’s sidebar without touching any code. Sure, that’s nice and all, but Tumblr widgets can be very powerful tools in your blogging arsenal. It doesn’t matter what you want to accomplish on your Tumblr blog, there is probably a widget that will help you to do it.

Tumblr widgets are a handy, easy and simple way to add some flare to your blog. A nice Tumblr blog would have proper utilization of widgets maintaining the platform’s minimalism and bring your readers more value at the same time.Continue Reading

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Warning: ModernWarfare3 Domain Name is Under Siege

Activision, the gaming company behind the Call of Duty and Modern Warfare series, has sought legal action to have the domain name seized. Activision starts a $2,600 domain name dispute with the National Arbitration Forum after the privately-owned domain name redirecting visitors to competitor’s website, EA Battlefield 3.


However, the domain name was registered by an unnamed individual via on March 26 of 2009, well before Modern Warfare 3 was announced.Continue Reading

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Web Host Rackspace Partners with SendGrid to Relieve the Headache of Transactional Email Delivery

Recently, web host Rackspace announced that it has partnered with email infrastructure provider SendGrid, to relieve the headache of transactional email delivery. According to the press release, the partnership will enable Rackspace Hosting customers to use SendGrid’s email solution, ideal for large amounts of email.

“Rackspace and SendGrid share the drive for an exceptional customer experience. We’re excited to bring our infrastructure and deliverability expertise to Rackspace’s customer base,” Jim Franklin, CEO of SendGrid stated.

Transactional email includes password reminders, sign-up verification, and online purchase receipts, email that is critical for businesses and their customers. However, on average 20% of legitimate emails never reach the intended inbox.Continue Reading

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Get Smart and Make Your Website Eco-Friendly with Green Net Host

One of the recent emerging trends in the hosting industry is eco-friendly or green hosting. A green net host can be well described as an eco-friendly alternative to traditional means of hosting, becoming more and more popular forcing net hosts to offer their clients. Green is when net hosts either purchase carbon offsets or use eco-friendly energy efficient servers. Green host is almost exclusively shared hosting which means that it can be a perfect opportunity for you to bring a contribution to the environment, requiring only shared hosting for your website.Continue Reading

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